Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Top 10 Favourite Layouts

While this year was not as productive in quantity, I am exceptionally pleased with the quality of the layouts that I created.  Inspiration came from all over and I really found I played more and ventured into some new techniques and genres.

This first one is one I haven't had an opportunity to share before. It is one of my all time favs, not just a fav for 2012.  This one should really have a post all of its' own but since I have included it here... pardon me as I wax on about it. LOL!


Supplies - Cardstock: Core’dination; Chipboard, Buttons, and Trim: Crate Paper; Die-Cut Butterflies: Grant Archival; Doilie: Michael’s; Jewels and Felt Flower: Dollarama; Pen: Creative Memories


I absolutely adore the textures, the movement... oh who am I kidding... I really do love everything about it.  The inspiration for this one... the colour Pink.  I think it is fabulous how such a simple thing as a colour prompt can evoke such inspiration. Granted having great products on hand to choose from helps too.  I used Crate Paper's Random Collection, the gorgeous huge crochet doilie from Michael's and the beautiful glittery butterflies that I have had for a bit.  I lightly spot sanded the Core'dinations Cardstock base before I started to build the layout.  Then I reached a design decision dilemma for which I needed to use "a phone a friend" or rather a photograph and email a scrappy friend.


Supplies - Cardstock: Core’dination; Chipboard, Buttons, and Trim: Crate Paper; Die-Cut Butterflies: Grant Archival; Doilie: Michael’s; Butterfly Pin: Webster's Pages; Jewels and Felt Flower: Dollarama; Pen: Creative Memories


Did you spot the difference right away?  It is the jewelled Webster's Pages' butterfly pin but what a difference it makes I think to the balance of the layout.  I had put it there originally with the design purpose of a) completing the visual triangle and b) odd number of butterfly embellis but when I added it as the last item on the layout, I was like... ummm.  My friend went with the one I was leaning towards at the time which was the without. (She is not much into bling but she very much has an eye for design. Love you girl!:)

As for the rest... I like them all for a variety of reasons but I will just let them speak for themselves...





































Here is wishing you much happiness and scrappiness in 2013!


TTFN,

3 comments:

Monique Liedtke said...

Awesome layouts Cassandra!! My fav is the first one too ... love everything about it!! but the other layouts are so wonderful too (especially the one about grandma of course :) ).
Wishing you once again a very very very happy 2013!!!

Heather Landry said...

Such a lovely post! It was wonderful to see your favorite layouts. I think they are all truly amazing in every way. You've inspired me to do a similar post later this week!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

fbolous creations, all of them! I love how you mix tecniques and designs - well done :-)